Scientific Name: Sciadopitys verticillata
Common Name: Japanese umbrella pine
Family Name: Sciadopityaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 22 - 30m x 5 - 7m (height x width)
Habit: Horizontal
Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Whorled, Leathery, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Brown, Aug-Sep
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Stem leaves brown, scale-like, spirally arranged on twigs/crowded at tips, 1-3mm long, branchlet leaves in whorls of 20-30 (like umbrella spokes), linear, flattened, 6-13cm long x 2-3mm wide x 1mm thick, dark green above with 2 whitish stomatal bands below; pollen cones 3-8mm long, in clusters; seed cones ovoid, most 5-8cm long x 3-6cm wide; scales 15-40 per cone; seeds 5-9 per scale, 8-12mm long with narrow wing. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>